Tyranny and Freedom

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  1. Lucas_L

    Lucas_L TPF Noob!

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    Hey whats up?

    Just joined the forums. Anyway, i need to go out and shoot some photos for some extra Credit in a class.

    The Photos need to follow the topic of Tyranny and Freedom.

    Any ideas on what i could take a picture of?? I was thinking about heading down to some railroad tracks in the woods behind my house. I figured the tracks and the dying trees would represent tyranny. The trees are completely opressed by mother nature, and the tracks only don't exactly allow you much freedom either.. I really like that idea.

    However, i need to think of an idea for the freedom topic. Any suggestions??

    This should be a fun first little project with the new D40x!
     
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    Go into some desolate place. You didn't say where you're from in your profile but for freedom the first idea that springs into my mind is a wide angle photo of someone in a desolate place. And by wide angle I mean the person being the only person in the picture yet being very small and the focus being on the large country around him.
     
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    The beautiful part of creativity is that nobody has the interpretation you have. We could all look at a cactus and photograph it 30 different ways giving it 30 different meanings, but the strongest work will come from your own mind rather than suggestions from us. :)
     
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    ha, i know someone would post something like that. The truth is, i love to thing of new crazy ideas. Somtimes, take tonight for example, i just don't have the time to do it. So i thank you for you responses. I was really just looking for something to spark my imagination. I ended up just taking a picture of a flag blowing in the wind. Took the image into Pshop and made it all black and white except for the Red and Blue. :thumbup:

    Looks pretty cool.

    Thanks a bunch though!
     
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    Of course, to some people, red white and blue screams freedom. To others, tyranny. Fitting subject ;)
     
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    haha very true, very true!
     
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    If you have a friend that is a farmer, who you could talk into letting a cow "apparently" out of the fence (into a paddock or larger enclosure that isn't apparent in the picture is fine) you could do an animal rights themed shot... something that would be likely different than anybody else.
     
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    Great idea! Take one flag shot, print two copies with different titles and you're done. Saved a bit of time there.

    P.s. I do not recommend following my advice. :lol:
     
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    haha my crazy conservative teacher would hate me!
     
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    Tyranny and freedom have always had human elements to me. Interesting how you chose nature to express your thoughts.

    Love & Bass
     
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    If you have the computer skills, consider creating the "desolate environment" previously mentioned, on the computer and then photoshop the person into it.

    skieur
     
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    For Tyranny i say take a picture of G. W. Bush or a bumber sticker promoting him and for freedom take a pic of an open window as in our freedoms have been thrown out the window

    but that would just be the first thought that came to my mind
     

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